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in to current tv for our debate conscience where he'll be joined by cenk uygur governor grand home, john fugelsang and vice president al gore. join us here on current tv. but first, mitt romney is losing the david letterman vote. the viewfinder is next. i can't stand these spots. those spots are actually leftover food and detergent residue that can redeposit on your dishware during the rinse cycle. gross. jet-dry rinse agent helps wash them away so the only thing left behind is the shine. jet-dry rinses away residues for a sparkling shine. hershey's drops. a lot of hershey's happiness in little drops of milk chocolate. and cookies n creme. pure hershey's. >> eliot: back in session, the supreme court returns with a busy docket, but first trying to do math, and mitt romney was asked not so nicely to join david letterman on. we when it doesn't fit anywhere else, we put it on the viewfinder. >> the current president president obama was on the show last week. the challenger, mitt romney, has not been on the show. >> just vote on one issue. vote on the whole package. which one of the c
is political satirist and host john fugelsang, thanks for being here. >> nice to be here. >> eliot: is this what it has come for. >> it was the secular humanist who trashed our economy, you know that governor. >> eliot: yes. >> he was the same pastor in texas that ran that empty stadium event with rick perry last year. i prayed that nobody would show up at that event, and it worked. michelle obama tells you to eating habits she is criticized, but this guy is fine telling people to fast. >> eliot: what explains it, then in do think it is going to work? what is the game here? -- why not just kind of brush the whole thing aside, and say okay this didn't work out so well. >> it's about tribalism and who's side has the power, and they would rather have the guy they hate in power who will be a one-term foot rest but have the other guy on the power. it's not really about ideology it's about who has got the ball. >> eliot: that's exactly right. you cannot appease your enemy. >> yes, and the romney folks all saying the polls are weren't saying this when 75% of the republi
of the new block-buster book. i want to spend a moment to name some individuals. john thian. >> no i was surprised he was even invited. >> eliot: there is the meeting where the fate of the universe was being discussed and he said is my pension going to be cut? >> yeah. >> eliot: shame on him. [ laughter ] >> eliot: tim geithner? >> tim was eager to be in the room with all of those folks. he had the job of telling them how much tarp money the government wanted him to take. >> eliot: he wants to be one of them way too much. >> i think he has matured, but at that point, yes, that was absolutely my impression. >> eliot: and the new york fed was the endtyity that controlled all of this. >> yeah we fought the new york fed on these two standards. we fought them tooth and nail on that. >> eliot: that's when people believed these were the masters -- >> yes. [overlapping speakers] >> eliot: jamie dimon you say nice things about. >> i do. at the fdic we had an opportunity to deal with business people too. and dimon's bank we had an auction, and they won the bid for wamu a
't fully answer what will happen. john boehner odds are, is still likely to be speaker of the house. >> sure. >> eliot: in which case you will have a tough negotiation with him. can you pledge to the american people that you will stand rigid in opposing extension of the bush tax cuts for the wealthiest americans? >> the president's economic team knows they have a mountain to climb in front of them in terms of dealing with congress. the congressional leadership on the republican side came together the day the president was nominated and said we care more about score political points than working with this president. change comes by engaging people outside of washington, and putting pressure on the leakership in congress. so that's what we are going to do, and continue to do that, we hope the speaker and other republican leaders will come to the table. this is a time to get together sleeves, and continue to build off of the last four years. >> eliot: one area where there has been consistent criticism as been with respect to resolution of the mortgage crisis. the
, vice president al gore, eliot spitzer jennifer granholm john fuglesang. the crowd is all back! good night everybody. >> eliot: good evening. i'm eliot spitzer. this is "viewpoint." we're coming to you tonight from the fillmore auditorium in denver colorado, just 24 hours before president obama and mitt romney square off for the first presidential debate at the university of denver's magnus sports arena and about two hours before i debate talk show host glenn beck. details of where to watch it coming up. we're going to spend the next hour going over the issues that are expected to dominate tomorrow's presidential debate along with an issue which may not come up but should. gun control. but first, a little news. both candidates are reportedly spending the day preparing for wednesday's debate. which, if you can believe president obama isn't much fun. >> obama: basically, they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. they're making me do my homework. >> eliot: whatever he's doing seems to be working. "new
of merrill lynch, john bain was not about how the system could be saved the economy preserved the integrity of the banks upheld. no he asked if his compensation was going to be cut. this is the guy who spent over a million dollars putting new carpets in his office paid for by shareholders and then taxpayers. today, i participated in a radio broadcast for bbc and npr again on the topic of the financial crisis. on the panel was bethany mclean, a great author and one of our favorite guests. she made a really important point. that flawed compensation structures that gave bankers proverse incentives to take great risk at the expense of others was at the root of the crisis but she pointed out we, as a society, did not and do not object to high pay when people perform. it's when they're compensated with huge paychecks and bonuses even when they fail and then are compensated again and again that we are troubled. she's exactly right. we do not object to derek jeter's big paycheck or warren buffett's. they earned them.
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